Land Care Groups are active in all areas of South Gippsland. Habitat needs to be created for our Native Wildlife, prevention of soil erosion, removing trees from paths after storms, clearing shrubs and removing excessive growth around homes and leaves in guttering prior to fire season, planting indigenous tree and flower species to enhance native bushland, preservation of habitat for our Australian Native Birds and many more activities are carried out by these committed community members.
For anyone who is interested in the protection of our native flora and fauna, please support them financially or find out what needs to be done in your own local town. Each area will have its own unique needs but the replanting of native species is an ongoing process. We all know the importance of leaving a legacy of hope for our future generations. Step lightly on our planet!
charred grass trees and native shrubs after bush fire at Wilsons Prom
massive amounts of soil erosion after 2011 floods at Wilsons Prom
picture of rebuilt road after it was partially washed away on a steep hillside at Wilsons Prom
trees are left to fall on the waters edge providing habitat for fish, amphibians, birds and native wildlife
Parks Victoria have erected bird hides in strategic place like Toora boat ramp
grasslands prevent soil erosion during high tides and flooding and provide excellent habitat too
Pictures of plants found commonly on the beach and tracks around Yanakie and Corner Inlet near the entrance to Wilsons Prom National Park.
These photos from Yanakie include a covered walking track, shrubs, water plants, natural granite rocks, fungi, gnarled tree stumps, sunset scenes, berries, Australian native correa, moss branches and more.
There’s usually plenty of space on any of our South Gippsland beaches, even over the most popular holiday seasons. These people were photographed walking, lying, sitting, sun-baking and playing on the sand at Waratah Bay Beach during the last week of the Victorian summer school holidays.
See more pictures taken at Waratah Bay
This happy little fishing village between Foster and Port Welshpool is a haven for people to moor their own boats, join in on fishing trips and even go for a peaceful walk along the well constructed boadwalks around the marsh land and water way.
So convenient to Wilsons Prom, the open ocean and corner inlet coastal park, I know of several people from Melbourne who leave their boats here and use them on weekends when they visit this magnificent area.
You can find more information about Port Franklin at http://south-gippsland.com/portfranklin.htm
See more lovely photos of Port Franklin at http://lifegames.com.au/port-franklin/
Even though I’ve traveled through different countries and toured across many parts of Australia, my favourite of all to take a walk is always Wilsons Promontory. The photographs I’ve taken in this National Park are some of the best I’ve seen.
This photo was a view from Tidal Overlook near Tidal River which is just a short and easy walk across the bridge on well signed and really well constructed walking tracks.
No wonder is has the reputation of being number 1 tourist destination in Australia. I intend to go back again really soon.